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GRUB: How-To Setup a password after install

Just putting this How-To on my site to help me remember, and maybe it will help some one else that has the questions – “How do I setup a boot password for GRUB after the installs done?”

1) Type in “grub-md5-crypt” and enter a password as it requests you to, then copy the output MD5 for use in step 2.
2) Edit the “/boot/grub/menu.lst” file and add “password –md5 OUTPUT FROM STEP 1 HERE” after the “timeout=” line

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